"Chloe, in this time, by proper Reflections, and a due Sense of Caelia's great Goodness and Affection to her, had so entirely got the better of herself in this Affair, that she found she could now, without any Uneasiness see them married; and calling Caelia to her, she said with a Smile, 'I have, my dear Friend, been so long accustomed to read in that intelligible Index your Countenance all your most inmost Thoughts, that I have not been unobserving of those kind Fears you have had on my Account: And the Reason I have so long delayed speaking was, my Resolution, if possible, never again to deceive you."
— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)
Text from The Governess; or, Little Female Academy. Being the History of Mrs. Teachum, and Her Nine Girls. With Their Nine Days Amusement. Calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in Their Education. By the Author of David Simple. (London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by A. Millar, in the Strand, 1749). <Link to ESTC>